Competency at work is focus of issue 11 of The Navigator

Associations, HR, Maritime Education and Training, The Nautical Institute — By on February 2, 2016 at 3:11 PM
The Navigator - issue 11

The Navigator – issue 11

02.02.16 – After a flag state has issued a certificate of competence, professionals still need to continue to train, learn and assess their performance. The latest edition of The Nautical Institute’s acclaimed magazine The Navigator examines how navigators can build on their basic competencies while at work.

Emma Ward, Editor of The Navigator, said: “The start of a new year is a great time to make a resolution to concentrate on building on competence at work, and I hope our readers will be able to pick up some good advice and inspiration from us.”

In this issue, Gilbert Maturan reveals how one maritime company, Teekay, helps its staff maintain competency and explains why it is essential if the mariner is to keep on top of technical advances. The Nautical Institute also offers advice on why planning is a vital part of achieving greater competency.

David Patraiko, Director of Projects for The Nautical Institute, added: “A popular theory around skills acquisition suggests that students must pass through five distinct stages of learning: novice, competence, proficiency, expertise and mastery. We are keen to help readers move through these stages and increase confidence in their abilities along the way.”

The Nautical Institute distributes The Navigator to as many professional marine navigators as possible. Anyone interested in finding out how their organisation can take part in the scheme should visit:

All issues are available free of charge in both printed and digital versions. Find out more about all available formats, including The Navigator app, on The Nautical Institute website. Extra content can be found on a supporting blog at:

The Navigator is produced by The Nautical Institute with support from the Royal Institute of Navigation. Last May the magazine was named winner of the Investment in People Award at the 2015 Seatrade Awards.

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